The original Gayndah track was in an orchard on Frank Robinson's property, The race track encircled the fruit trees, later the racing was shifted to the showgrounds.
GAYNDAH SHOWGROUND SPEEDWAY
The promotion team at the showground was a private promotion and relied heavily on visitors, the track was originally encircled by a timber fence.
One of Gayndah's annual events took place on the queens birthday weekend each year, also the Gayndah Orange Festival was held within the grounds and the weekend finished up with speedway on the Sunday afternoon.
Some of the local drivers included Owen Turner, Billy Powers and Terry Neeby in his Vauxhall, Visitors included Peter Doyle, Alan and Denyse Butcher, Graham Shallcross, John McGeorge and Bob Domjohn.
(Editorial Allan Baker)
Graham Shallcross recalls: the cattle pens were used as pit stalls, the cars only just fitted through the pit gate and had barely room alongside in the pits. when it rained the pit area became a muddy mess, race cars often had to be pushed through the mud.
Peter Doyle and Owen Turner recall: Billy Powers had come under the notice of the officials and had to change the wheel nuts on his car. as we all raced in overalls in those days Billy had put the offending wheel nuts in his hip pocket and gone out to race, during his heat race Billy slammed his FJ Holden into the safety fence and injured his hip, Billy was carted off to hospital were it was found that the bruising was the perfect shape of a bunch of wheel nuts.